Food Business Services for You

Setting up a food business but don’t know where to start? At Food Agent Australia, we have everything you need to get started, without the hassles.

From the basics of how to set up a food business, building approvals and interior design, licensing or food safety and so much more, we can help you get your new endeavour up and running in no time.


Food Agent Australia is your go-to when setting up a food business or hospitality venture

Forget navigating confusing Council paperwork.  We have the food business services, systems and documentation every food business needs to thrive. This includes surpassing compliance regulations without delay and establishing smart, efficient business practices that will set you up for success.

From compliance audits to food business licensing, food safety programs, Safe Food and HACCP Accreditation, designs and fit outs, our concept-to-completion solutions are guaranteed to save time and money (an essential when setting up a food business).

We are fully independent and represent the best interests of our clients. Contact us today to find out more about how to set up a food business successfully.

Our Food Business Services

Compliance Audits

Not sure if your kitchen meets requirements? Ideal for lease negotiations, pre-purchase, pre-sale, or refurbishments. Speak to us to help you avoid Council inspection failure.

Food Business Licencing

Starting a food business? You may require a food business licence. From restaurants and cafes, takeaway, manufacturing, home-based, food truck and more, we can help with all the particulars of setting up a food business.

Safe Food Accreditation

If your food business processes or produces any meat, seafood or dairy you will need a Safe Food Accreditation. Find out how to set up a food business successfully with the assistance of  Food Agent Australia.

Equipment & Furniture

Need help sourcing equipment and furniture for your new food venture? From refurbishments to new builds, speak to Food Agent Australia to get started today!

Food Safety Programs

At Food Agent Australia, we develop Food Safety Programs that are specific to your business operations and will help you stay compliant with Council requirements.


Our food business services team includes specialists in hydraulic engineering, mechanical engineering, and structural engineering specialists. This means you can be confident that your design and fitout is compliant with all required regulations.

Building Approvals

Building Approval is required for most building works to ensure the construction complies with local building laws.  Contact us for formal approval from our private certifier.

Interior Design

From commercial kitchen base drawings to elaborate concepts, we bring your vision to life. We consult with you through the entire process and create cost-effective designs according to your specific budget.

Launching or taking over a food business, made simple.

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Food Business Licencing

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Why Engage Food Agent Australia

  • 100% Independent. Speak to Food Agent Australia first before engaging with the Council and learn how to set up a food business successfully with our extensive knowledge, proven systems, designs and fitout solutions.
  • Prompt Service. We are available around the clock, including weekends. We provide immediate responses and address any potential problems or hurdles you may encounter when setting up a food business or hospitality venture.
  • No Hassles. We take the confusion, stress and delays out of securing approvals and accreditation for every type of food business.
  • 10+ Specialists. With our food business services, you get the right person to complete the job.  Our team includes fit-out project managers, designers, engineers, town planners and certifiers, food safety program specialists and more.
  • Extensive Council Knowledge. We know the ins and outs of local government and accreditation requirements so you don’t waste your time or money with unnecessary approval delays.
  • Concept-to-Completion Solutions. From compliance audits to design and fit outs, the Food Agent Australia team can coordinate everything you need when setting up a food business.
  • Family Owned and Operated. Led by our father-daughter team, we are genuinely invested in your business and seeing you succeed.

100% Independent

Prompt Service

No Hassles

10+ Specialists

Extensive Council Knowledge

Concept-to-Completion Solutions

Family Owned and Operated

Our Clients

Regions We Service

The majority of Food Agent Australia clients are based in South East Queensland – from Gympie to the Gold Coast and to Toowoomba and Scenic Rim Councils in the west.

We can support businesses outside of these regions on a case-by-case basis, simply contact us for a no-obligation chat!

Ready to Get Started with your Food Business?

With prompt service and support, we make taking over or setting up a food business 

Forget lengthy council processes and compliance headaches, get the answers you need from an experienced team and fast track your approvals and accreditation today.

Got More Questions About How to Set Up a Food Business in Your Local Area? We’re Here to Help.

When setting up a food business or hospitality venture – or even taking over an existing business – we know you’re bound to have more questions. We’ve compiled this handy section to answer some of the questions we’re most frequently asked by clients.

If your question doesn’t feature below or you want to know more about how to set up a food business, contact our friendly team today.

What does Food Agent Australia do?

Setting up a business requires a lot of paperwork, and regulations must be followed to a T. Food Safety Australia helps business owners by providing them with the information and connections required when setting up a food business to make the process run as smoothly as possible.

Will You Help with My Paperwork?

Absolutely. We will help you with all areas of navigation, from knowing how to set up a food business, setting up a food business with the appropriate licences and food safety protocols, fit-outs and interior design, compliance and so much more.

For a full list of what we offer, visit our food business services page, or contact our friendly team today.

I Don’t Know How to Set Up a Food Business. Can You Help Me?

That’s what the team at Food Agent Australia is here for – to help you with a variety of food business services and setting up a food business. Contact us today to get started. 

I’m Taking Over an Existing Business. Can Your Food Business Services Help Me?

Yes. Whether you’re just setting up a food business and need guidance, or you’re taking over an existing business, we have the resources and team on hand to assist you.

What’s the Process for Getting a Food Licence for My Business

Find out more about the process for getting a licence (and how to set up a food business)  here. Alternatively, get in touch with us and one of our friendly team members will talk you through it.

What is a Food Business Compliance Audit & Do I Really Need One?

A food business compliance audit is conducted on new and existing food businesses to ensure they are licensed and following the correct procedures or protocols outlined by the local government.

It includes everything from cleanliness and hygiene to food storage and transportation, whether the equipment you’re using is defective, management procedures and so much more.

In Queensland, you are required to have a compliance audit completed when setting up a food business – whether you’re taking over an existing company or just starting out.

Can I Create My Own Food Safety Plan?

A food safety plan is all about compliance and following the rules outlined by your local governing body. As such, they need to be completed by a professional. We have team members on hand who can assist with this, so if you need help, get in touch.

Do You Assist with Interior Design and Fit Outs?

We certainly do. We assist you with all kinds of food business services, from licensing and liaising with Councils, business approvals and compliance to the fun stuff like interior design and fit outs.

How Can I Work with Food Agent Australia?

To find out more about how to set up a food business successfully, or engage our food business services, contact our experienced team today.